Table 11_1_25-1

2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports

The National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR) is a comprehensive national overview of quality of health care in the United States. It is organized around four dimensions of quality of care: effectiveness, patient safety, timeliness, and patient centeredness.

Table 11_1_25.1
Hospice patients who received care consistent with their stated end-of-life wishes, United States, 2005 and 2008
  20082005
Population groupPercentSEPercentSE
Total 94.20.194.50.1
Age18–4491.70.493.30.4
45–6494.60.195.00.1
65 and over94.30.294.40.2
RaceAmerican Indian/Alaska Native87.31.790.71.6
Asian/Pacific Islander83.51.681.81.9
Black88.00.889.00.7
White94.70.195.00.1
Other race/multiple races90.51.088.31.3
EthnicityHispanic89.10.888.31.0
Non-Hispanic, all races94.40.194.80.1
Non-Hispanic, White94.80.195.20.1
Non-Hispanic, Black87.90.889.10.8
GenderMale94.60.295.00.2
Female94.20.194.40.1
EducationLess than high school88.60.589.20.5
High school graduate93.60.293.90.2
At least some college95.30.195.70.1

Key: SE: standard error.

Source: National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, Family Evaluation of Hospice Care Survey.

 

Current as of March 2010
Internet Citation: Table 11_1_25-1: 2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr09/11_supportive_palliative_care/T11_1_25-1.html